2018 Michelin Star Restaurant Reservations
A guide to the pricing and reservation information of Michelin Star restaurants
Chicago Michelin Starred restaurants signify the finest dining the world has to offer. Securing reservations can often be difficult and time consuming. The restaurant guide below contains information on each Chicago Michelin Starred tasting menu price, wine pairing price, and restaurant reservation information. Updated yearly, one Michelin Star denotes a "A very good restaurant in its category", two Michelin Stars "Excellent cooking, worth a detour", and the prestigious three Michelin Stars "Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey".
Chicago was awarded two three-star Michelin restaurants in 2018. Grant Achatz’s Alinea remains world-renowned for its molecular gastronomy. No other restaurant features an edible helium balloon, cinnamon chopsticks for a dish called Chinese Takeout, and a dessert prepared before your eyes. Be on the lookout for reservations at Achatz's new restaurant Roister which should increase in popularity in years to come.
Chicago is also notable for embracing the “ticketing system” as a way of securing reservations for several Michelin Star restaurants including Alinea, EL Ideas, Elizabeth, Roister, Smyth and Spiagga amongst others. Longman & Eagle also stands out as one of the very few Michelin Starred restaurants that doesn’t require reservations. Grace recently shocked the world by shutting it doors in November of 2017.
This Michelin guide represents the most complete Michelin Star restaurant information in Chicago. If you find something that's not quite right, please leave a comment below. More information about Michelin Star Restaurants can be found on Wikipedia. A map of these Chicago restaurants can be found on the Chicago Eater website. Don't forget to checkout the rest of the guides: San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas, and Washington, D.C..